Russia to Send 300,000 Tons of Building Materials to the Arctic

The building materials and equipment will be sent from the Russian ports of Arkhangelsk, Kandalaksha, Murmansk and Vladivostok and will be delivered to six different destinations in the Arctic to build infrastructure for the Russian Armed Forces, the company said in a statement.

In all, the cargo will be carried over 35 journeys and will be unloaded on the “fast-ice” near the islands of Kotelny, Sredny, Wrangel, Rogachevo, Cape Schmidt and Alexandra Land. In 2015, more than 97,000 tons of cargo was delivered to construction sites in the Arctic.

According to Spetsstroy, current work on infrastructure for the Russian Armed Forces in the Arctic is being carried out in ten destinations including Alakurtti, Severomorsk, Ugolniye Kopi and the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.

“Work on further placement of the Russian Defense Ministry units in the Arctic will continue until 2020, but the introduction of infrastructure on all Arctic islands allowed the military to start combat duty last year,” the statement said.